(2004) Super Coolscan LS-9000 ED (4000 dpi, 16bit, 4.8D) Firewire Abstract: I replace my defunct Canonscan FS4000US with a Super Coolscan LS-9000 ED and make comparisons. I put this here in Classic Manual Cameras forum since this may be of particular interest to those still shooting, whether as re-enactment or not, old film cameras Classic Manual Cameras forum is my favorite of all the forums here, and I didn’t think it would ’scour’ on No Words, my second favorite. THE BEGINNING OF THE HUNT: (traditional camera-hunter-and-gatherer behavior) I shot film from my cub scout days to 2004, but by 2002, my workflow was digital - I got a scanner and switched from Kodachrome slides to color-negative films that I scanned in. I was still using film cameras, however. I had got a Canoscan FS4000 US scanner which was slow but seemed to do an decent job. After some false starts, I finally did it right and scanned in my old slides and negatives (long story and links to earlier at http://www.photo.net/casual-conversations-forum/00arR1 ). With duplication (lo-res and hi-res, rescans) and a growing number of digital-camera images this amounts to 570.68 GB on disk for 81,196 images as of now. For historical context, here is a full page of scanners available at B&H in November, 2002. Lots of people were doing what I was doing and going to scanning of film.